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More Yiddish Dance in NYC!

Those who have treasured the new "Tantshoyz" series that Pete Rushefsky has initiated in NYC, will be thrilled at the following news. Ah, if I could figure out a way to make this happen in Boston....

New Yiddish Dance Class at NY's 92 St. Y presented by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the 92 St. Y.

CTMD announces a new partnership with Manhattan's 92 St Y to offer a series of Yiddish dance classes beginning in September led by Walter Zev Feldman and other master dance leaders.

Building on our monthly Tantshoyz (dance house) series at the JCC in Manhattan, the 92 St. Y classes will provide intermediate and advanced dancers with a more in-depth opportunity to explore classic Yiddish and coterritorial dances such as the sher, hora/zhok, freylekhs, honga, hora moldavaneasca and bulgar. Special focus will also be given to the expressive power and gestures of solo dance. Classes will feature live klezmer music performed by Jake Shulman-Ment on violin and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer).

Eight, three-hour sessions will be held on the following Sundays: September 30, October 21, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 30, April 27, and June 1. Cost for the series is $250 (interested participants must register for the entire series). To register or for more information, go to the 92nd St. Y website or call Pete Rushefsky at 212-571-1555 ext. 36 or E-mail Pete Rushefsky.

And stay tuned for information about a new season of Tantshoyzen and a December 9 Symposium at NYU entitled Defining Yiddish Dance: Sacred, Secular, Borrowed and Transformed.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Yiddish Dance Project is supported by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Division of Folk Arts and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.